lindsay murphy. >> reporter: 20-7, the halftime score and the most points the redskins have scored in a 1st half since week 16 back in 2007. the 2nd half was a different story and the result a stunning loss to the houston texans. >> that really hurts. that's coming from myself and a lot of other players. they escaped with a victory. they got lucky. i feel like they got lucky, that we let this one slip. >> reporter: there were multiple game changing plays. the biggest? andre johnson's 34-yard touchdown with 2:03 left in the game tying the score at 27. >> make the play. get my hand in between the ball, jump up, create havoc. maybe if he outjumps me, hit the ball out when he's coming down, try to hit it at the high point. >> special teams two more daggers, first a blocked field goal with 6:40 left in the 4th quarter. then in overtime graham gano nailed a 52-yarder but only after the texans called a time- out. on his second attempt the ball would sail wide right. >> he's a good young kicker. we got a lot of faith in him. that's why we let him kick that field goal. obviously things happ
tomorrow. with more on what else went wrong, here is lindsay murphy. >> reporter: so the all week long are redskins players preached not playing down to the level of their opponent. that's exactly what they did against the rams team that hadn't won at home since october 2008. >> we kind of expected oh, this is the rams, we will come in here and just beat them. but they are nfl team two. they get draft picks just like we do. and they prepare just like we did. we let them off the hook. >> reporter: the rams put up 14 points on the skins defense in the first quarter. from that point on it was an uphill battle. >> the defense just couldn't make a play. especially on third down. the third down situations where you would like to get them off the field. we didn't do that defensively. >> we beat ourselves. you know, we just didn't put ourselves in the game. we didn't take advantage of some opportunities. and that's what happened. >> this game took a two point lead early in the third quarter. but the rams with stephen jackson out of the game scored 16 unanswered points to hand the skins th
tie and beyonce, i win and my thanks to heather schwartz and chip and lindsay murphy, we'll see you all tomorrow morning. have a great evening.
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